Joeletta Patrick

NASA Langley Research Center

Dr. Joeletta Patrick is a native of Greensboro, N.C., where she attended North Carolina A&T State University and received a B.S. in electrical engineering. Upon graduation, she moved to Houston, Texas, and began her career in the NASA community at Johnson Space Center, or JSC as a flight controller for the International Space Station. For over a decade Dr. Patrick worked in a technical capacity as both a contractor and a civil servant. She later embarked on a career change to serve in the Office of STEM Engagement or OSTEM. Dr. Patrick has worked in the OSTEM office for over 15 years in various roles like the California Office of STEM Engagement Director at NASA Ames Research Center and Armstrong flight Research Center as well as the National Space Grant Project Manager and Minority University Research and Education Project Manager at NASA Headquarters. She has severed in various capacities within and outside the agency including support to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs. Dr. Patrick is currently serving on a two-year detail assignment to NASA Langley Research Center as the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility - DEIA Champion. Dr. Patrick is a sought-after speaker for various audiences presenting in national seminars and symposiums. She’s delivered informational and motivational speeches with the hopes to bridge the gap between access and opportunity for underrepresented and underserved communities. Dr. Patrick holds a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She enjoys volunteering in the community, serving in social and professional organizations, and baking. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.